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  • February 3, 2023

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    NASA astrophysicist is RIT’s Academic Convocation keynote speaker

    Thomas Zurbuchen, astrophysicist and the longest continually serving associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate in NASA’s history, will be the keynote speaker for RIT’s Academic Convocation ceremony starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 12, in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center.

  • February 3, 2023

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    RIT’s longest-running NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates program renewed for fifth time

    The National Science Foundation is providing Rochester Institute of Technology new funding to continue a long-running mathematical sciences research program for undergraduate students from across the country. The NSF awarded RIT nearly $325,000 to continue to serve as a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site in extremal graph theories and dynamical systems for the next three summers.

  • February 1, 2023

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    RIT students to perform in Ovation on Friday

    RIT students will have a chance to show their talents and compete for cash prizes during Ovation: RIT Performing Arts Showcase from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3 in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union

  • January 31, 2023

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    Student entrepreneurs need votes to advance in national startup competition

    RIT student Jake Downie has been “all in” for the past few years when working to advance JDocs, a startup he created with fellow computer science student Artem Goncharov. And now, a JDocs product, FlexFile, is making waves in the legal industry. Last week, FlexFile became a semifinalist to compete in ABA Techshow’s Startup Alley competition.

  • January 27, 2023

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    RIT scientists reach a milestone in the search for continuous gravitational waves

    Scientists on the hunt for a previously undetected type of gravitational waves believe they are getting close and have refined techniques to use in upcoming observational runs. Researchers from the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA Collaboration outlined the most sensitive search to date for continuous gravitational waves from a promising source in a paper recently published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

  • January 27, 2023

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    Move over Reuben. Here comes the Munson

    Dining options at RIT are growing, with the introduction of a sandwich that has gotten a presidential seal of approval. Yes, you can still get a burger, Philly cheese steak, or a club sandwich. But starting Monday, you’ll also be able to order up a Munson.

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  • February 2, 2023

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    Flynn Djan, left, a second-year software engineering student from Rochester, and Mak Tuntemeke, a second-year new media design major from Rochester, make flowers during the Black Heritage Month kickoff event on Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Fireside Lounge. Additional Black Heritage Month events are listed on the Division of Diversity and Inclusion website.

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